Saturday, July 28, 2012

Urban Fruiter

Sibuyan katmon open fruit
Unopen fruit
Quick Post: I was gifted with a cutting of Dillenia sibuyanensis or Sibuyan katmon a year ago.  A few months ago I posted that the cutting has grown from a 6 inch stem into a 2 feet seedling.  I also has rewarded me with flowers 4 times. Now the plant has come out with an open fruit pod. Talk about resilient!

I therefore conclude that the Sibuyan katmon is a very promising candidate for urban greening. It has nice leaves and bright yellow flowers. It could easily be propagated from cuttings. It fruits and seeds in cultivation. Now I am hoping that the seeds will germinate into nice little katmon plantlets. I am keeping my fingers crossed.  
Seed detail

3 comments:

Kenneth Haw said...

To propagate the Sibuyan Katmon, should the cutting be woody or green/young?

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